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, president obama discussed developments in egypt in phone calls with leaders in britain, jordan and turkey. outside the white house, some are questioning whether u.s. intelligence missed key signals that a genuine uprising was under way. wyatt andrews has that part of the story. >> reporter: the administration clearly knew the end game was coming for hosni mubarak. c.i.a. director leon panetta said so openly thursday morning. >> there is a strong likelihood that mubarak may step down this evening. >> reporter: but mubarak surprised everyone, including the egyptian military, when he refused to quit on thursday. u.s. officials said, "he called an audible." after he did leave on friday, the white house said it had known mubarak's curveball was not the final word. >> we have gotten-- into last night, gotten indications that the last speeches may not have been given. >> reporter: but even if the intelligence was strong, as mubaramubaraks leavingmubarak wt clear what was knownt beginning. the c.i.a. compared its egypt intelligence to an earthquake, saying it knew about the grass-roots anger but
. and the obama administration continues to work behind the scenes, pushing for an egyptian transition of power. we have a team of correspondents and expert analysis for you tonight, and we begin with mark strassmann in cairo. >> reporter: russ, there's a continuing clash here but it's not with rocks or punches. it's a fight over principle, and what is the needed timeline for mubarak to step aside? tahrir square felt more on edge today, vaguely ominous, as though protesters standing their ground might also be pushing their luck. for a 12th day, they chanted for change-- immediate, dramatic change. they'll leave once mubarak leaves. this protester said, "i don't want to go home. i won't sacrifice the blood of those who died." this past wednesday, cairo's streets erupted. that mayhem is now over but not the menace, not completely. in the square, the battle- scarred are everywhere and looking over their shoulder at a new worry-- egypt's army. the security presence here wants these protests to end. today a senior commander urged the crowd to bring down their barricades and go home. he was shouted d
battle for libya. president obama says for the first time that qaddafi has to go. while in hibbia, scores turn out for a funeral in the capital as armed qaddafi supporters patrol the streets. and in the eastern part of the country, rebels are strengthening their hold. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, escape from libya. americans evacuated from a brutal civil war get to tell the story of their journey to safety. search for justice-- more than 40 years after civil rights-era crimes, a group of law students works hard to keep cold classes alive. an elusive street artist is leaving his mark on los angeles and tomorrow may have a rendezvous with oscar. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. it is already sunday morning in libya. after a quiet by tense day, filled with funerals and evacuations. and from the west, some very strong words from the president of the united states. let's attack a look at the latest. the capital city of tripoli is in lockdown. the u.n. estimates 1,000 people have been killed in the civil wa
war, and for the first time, president obama says qaddafi must leave libya. we have a team of correspondents on this ever-changing story, and we begin tonight with kelly cobiella in tripoli. >> reporter: russ, good evening. it was a relatively quiet day in tripoli today, although we did hear reports of qaddafi arming civilians and sending them into neighborhoods to patrol. having said that, we saw no signs of fighting today after a very violent friday. in this working-class district of tripoli, 100 neighbors gathered to march, not to protest, but to mourn anwar elgadi, killed, they said, in demonstrations against the government friday. they described a massacre, a family killed in their car. armed african mercenaries using an ambulance for cover. >> they were killed by the ambulance. that have black people in it. yes, from the-- they're shooting everywhere. >> reporter: they say five people were killed here friday, a day the government claimed went by without incident in tripoli. yet, these small alleys and side streets are littered with evidence of violence. bloodstained s
on capitol hill, and before it ended after 4:00 this morning, the house had defied president obama and voted to slash more than $60 billion from the federal budget. the mood sets the stage for the possibility the government could run out of money. bill plante has more. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: the vote, driven by new republican house members, strips $61 billion from in year's $1.2 trillion federal budget and sets up a confrontation with the democrats in the senate. >> we have a mandate from the american people to cut spending. >> reporter: in four long days and nights of debate on more than 150 amendments, republicans voted, among other things, to deny the money required carry out the provisions of the new health care law. to defund or roll back regulations for environmental enforcement. and to stop federal funding for planned parenthood, the subject of an emotional exchange. new jersey republican chris smith arguing against the funding, quoted from the description of a procedure he called extermination. >> and then the little body crumpled and began disappearing into the canula b
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